Frequently Asked Questions


These are ABC's most frequently asked questions about:

Q. 118. Does the Act require alcoholic beverages to be "Fair Traded"?

A. On May 30, 1978, the California State Supreme Court invalidated the retail price maintenance provisions of the ABC Act dealing with distilled spirits and beer. A subsequent decision handed down by the First District Court of Appeal overturned similar provisions in the Act concerning sales of wine to consumers. As a result, "Fair Trade" provisions with respect to sales of alcoholic beverages by retailers are no longer a part of state law.